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Pumpkin recycling




Every Halloween we see a lot of good rotting flesh go to waste. That’s right, pumpkins tossed into the trash. In Arlington we’re not allowed to put pumpkins in with the yard waste, so they often go in the garbage. … Continue reading






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The sound of a leaky house




I’ve highlighted a number of cheap or free ways to find leaks in your home in earlier posts (and of course a free energy audit from Mass Save is always a top-choice.) Here’s one more: If your hearing is good, … Continue reading






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On the roof! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a thermal break!




A short post on this, the first snowfall of the year, even if it is only a dusting. If your roof has stripes like this, you’ve got a problem. Either your insulation is failing/missing or you’ve got an air-sealing problem … Continue reading






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Spend $30 to save $250 every year.




**UPDATE** Discounted smart strips available through our friends at Energy Federation Inc. Today I helped audit a home in Waltham. The family had a large, but not unusually large entertainment center. TV, DVR, DVD player and one or two other … Continue reading






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Fast ‘urban compost’ – saving energy outside the home




This summer I kept more than 1,000 lbs. of “garbage” from getting hauled dozens of miles away in a 3 mpg vehicle to an incinerator. I also saved money and got great compost. Spurred by a question from JP Greenhouse, … Continue reading






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